Crime & Courts

4th suspect charged in Charlotte crime spree

Police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the string of robberies March 30 in Charlotte that ended with a fatal shooting.

The latest arrest was that of a 15-year-old male who apparently was taken into custody in Gaston County. All of the suspects in the series of crimes were either 15 or 16 years old.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the latest arrest took place Monday. The 15-year-old, who faces two counts of armed robbery, is not being charged in the shooting death of 44-year-old Ronald Glenn Gullette. Investigators said they are not looking for any additional suspects in Gullette’s death.

The string of crimes began about 2:30 a.m. March 30, with a robbery and carjacking in the 4700 block of North Tryon Street. Following that were a robbery and carjacking at 4 a.m. on West Boulevard in west Charlotte, the robbery of a jogger about 7:45 a.m. on Canterwood Drive in north Charlotte, and a robbery and carjacking about 8:20 a.m. on Pence Road in east Charlotte.

Then shortly before 10 a.m., Gullette was shot and killed in his driveway on Hemby Woods Drive in north Charlotte.

On March 31, police charged 16-year-old Randy Shaun and a 15-year-old with murder, robbery and other offenses. They are the only suspects charged in Gullette’s death.

In addition, a 15-year-old girl was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing. She was not charged in the robberies.

On April 1, 16-year-old Bobby Lannell Hargrove was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony (murder).

The names of the 15-year-old suspects are not being released because of their ages, authorities said.